John McFall, Lew Christensen, Michael Smuin, Robert Gladstein, Tomm Ruud, and Val Caniparoli, 1982.


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Caption on image: "A Choreographer's Company" - Pictured above are San Francisco Ballet's Resident Choreographers. Five world premieres were presented this season as part of the Stravinsky Centennial celebration. San Francisco Ballet's repertory is unique in the amount of ballets by its Resident Choreographers. (Seated, left to right, is Artist/Choreographer John McFall, Company Co-Directors Lew Christensen and Michael Smuin; Standing, left to right, is Assistant Director Robert Gladstein and Artists/Choreographers Tomm Ruud and Val Caniparoli)


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Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984
Smuin, Michael
Caniparoli, Val
Gladstein, Robert
McFall, John
Ruud, Tomm


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